Young Sheldon

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  • TV-PG
  • 2017
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.5  (46,845)

In this prequel series to The Big Bang Theory, we get a look at the early life of Sheldon Cooper, the genius who will grow up to live in an apartment with a few other geniuses. Here, though, he has to learn how to cope with being the smartest kid in the neighborhood. The series begins when Sheldon is nine years old. He's by far smarter than other kids his age, and he's already in high school. That makes him very different from everyone else around him in Texas. It also makes him different from everyone in his own family. The unusual interactions between Sheldon and his family and friends are the basis of the series' humor. That's what ties it to the parent series, The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon is set in the 1980s and 90s. The time setting is mostly unimportant, but the writers do occasionally take the opportunity to slip in retro cultural references. The series debuted on CBS in 2017. It originally aired immediately after The Big Bang Theory until that series ended in 2019. Young Sheldon has received generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Ratings have been smaller than those of the parent series, but the spin off is still considered successful. It was renewed for a third and fourth season in 2019. The first three seasons of the series began airing in reruns on Nick at Nite in 2020. On-demand streaming of the first three seasons also became available on HBO Max in 2020.

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A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit
11. A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit
January 13, 2022
Sheldon acts as Mary's spy during a youth lock-in at church. Also, Georgie is attracted to an older woman, Mandy.
An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room
10. An Expensive Glitch and a Goof-Off Room
January 6, 2022
Sheldon gets a dorm room all to himself. Also, Meemaw gains an unwanted business partner.
The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian
9. The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian
December 9, 2021
Sheldon gets the science yips and has to learn how to not think. Also, George Sr. plays handyman at Brenda Sparks' house.
The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin
8. The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin
December 2, 2021
Mysterious boss over the university's science requirements. Also, Mary discovers that Georgie is working at Meemaw's illegal gambling room.
An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel
7. An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel
November 18, 2021
Sheldon takes his first engineering class with Professor Boucher. Also, Meemaw and Dale help take care of his ex-wife, June.
Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones
6. Money Laundering and a Cascade of Hormones
November 11, 2021
Missy asks some uncomfortable questions at church, and Meemaw and Georgie go into business together.
Stuffed Animals and A Sweet Southern Syzygy
5. Stuffed Animals and A Sweet Southern Syzygy
November 4, 2021
Sheldon and Dr. Linkletter struggle to solve an equation. Also, Georgie has a solution for Meemaw's business woes, and George Sr. gives advice on Missy's love life.
Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room
4. Pish Posh and a Secret Back Room
October 28, 2021
Sheldon, Missy and Georgie adapt to new living arrangements. Also, Meemaw opens a gambling room.
Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench
3. Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench
October 21, 2021
Sheldon tries to convince Dr. Sturgis to return to the university. Also, Georgie upsets the family when he makes a life-changing decision.
Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism
2. Snoopin' Around and the Wonder Twins of Atheism
October 14, 2021
Sheldon encourages Missy to question the Bible. Also, Meemaw is determined to catch George Sr. in a lie, and Mary helps Pastor Jeff search for a youth pastor.
One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires
1. One Bad Night and Chaos of Selfish Desires
October 7, 2021
Sheldon and Missy both run away from home, and Mary gets upsetting news about George Sr..
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In this prequel series to The Big Bang Theory, we get a look at the early life of Sheldon Cooper, the genius who will grow up to live in an apartment with a few other geniuses. Here, though, he has to learn how to cope with being the smartest kid in the neighborhood.

The series begins when Sheldon is nine years old. He's by far smarter than other kids his age, and he's already in high school. That makes him very different from everyone else around him in Texas. It also makes him different from everyone in his own family. The unusual interactions between Sheldon and his family and friends are the basis of the series' humor. That's what ties it to the parent series, The Big Bang Theory.

Young Sheldon is set in the 1980s and 90s. The time setting is mostly unimportant, but the writers do occasionally take the opportunity to slip in retro cultural references.

The series debuted on CBS in 2017. It originally aired immediately after The Big Bang Theory until that series ended in 2019.

Young Sheldon has received generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Ratings have been smaller than those of the parent series, but the spin off is still considered successful. It was renewed for a third and fourth season in 2019.

The first three seasons of the series began airing in reruns on Nick at Nite in 2020. On-demand streaming of the first three seasons also became available on HBO Max in 2020.

Young Sheldon is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (95 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 2017.

Where to Watch Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Young Sheldon on demand at Apple TV+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, TBS, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and YouTube.

  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (46,845)